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Interlaken is located thirty-seven kilometers from the city of Bern in Switzerland. Easily accessible by train, this small city has two train stations, Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost, located at both sides of the city.
The city is placed between two lakes, Thun and Brienz, which contribute to the spectacular view the city offers to the numerous tourists who visit the place all year long. Winter sports and summer adventures make Interlaken the ideal attraction for holidays at any time of the year. No doubt, it's an excellent choice for sport lovers. This small city is also characterized by the neat and clean streets and houses, with beautiful and carefully decorated gardens, typical of Swiss communities.
Besides the wonderful contribution of the turquoise water of the lakes, the Alps make their stunning appearance at Interlaken. Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau are the mountains that surround the city; Jungfrau is the most visited. These give a breathtaking view, which will make you feel like you are in a place out of this world. If you are an adventurer, you must be ready to take in the advantages of all the excursions and programs offered to Interlaken tourists.
Interlaken also has a convention center, where international meetings and congresses take place every year; near here is the casino, another popular place of meeting for tourists in Interlaken.
Interlaken hostels are numerous and you will find different options to adapt to your budget. Most Interlaken hostels also offer several excursions and adventure trips and you can book them directly at the hostel. If you still need help in organizing your visit, the Tourist Information Office is located at the city center, a few blocks from the convention center.
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"All told, Balmer's Herberge is probably not a bad place to stay for location and access to things as you are right near the action centre of Switzerland. However we were a little disappointed with how noisy it is and how much room they allocate for communal spaces when the bedrooms and bathrooms are so uncomfortably tiny. The Location The hostel is located on the main road through Grindewald, so you won't miss it, particularly with...
AlpLodge / BackPackers Interlaken
"Good for the price - I stayed in a 4 bed mixed room, and my friend stayed in a 6 bed mixed room. Overall, a great experience! Pros -- Very clean! Hot water in the showers with great water pressure. Decent complimentary breakfast. Friendly staff. Awesome location -- only 5-8 min walk to train station -- close to activities, grocery, shops. Free internet. Equipped kitchen, large common room with large patio area. Nice sized lockers. Cons -- No...
Funny Farm Backpackers Hostel
"The Funny Farm hostel is one of the big fun/party hostels in Interlaken. It's a good choice if you're looking for a fun place to meet lots of people. And an added plus for this hostel is that Balmer's Hostel is just 100m down the road, so if you get bored of the crowd at Funny Farm, you can always walk over to join the party at Balmer's. (You'll hear about Balmer's before you get to Interlaken if you haven't already, it's known as one of...
Happy Inn Lodge
"At Happy Inn Lodge, you will find a perfect atmosphere to enjoy your experience in beautiful Interlaken. The hostel has a small restaurant with tables inside and outside the lodge to spend time during the warm evenings. Wonderful, quiet music is played all day long. Breakfast is not available for free, but you can order your meals at the restaurant if you can afford them. The Location Happy Inn Lodge is strategically located in the...
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
"For four consecutive years, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof has won the Hoscar Award for best hostel in Switzerland. You only need a one-night stay in the hostel to prove that they indeed worthy of such an award. The hostel has a very convenient location, great facilities, and very helpful and friendly staff members. The Location Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is located within ten minutes' walk from Interlaken West train station. It is very...
"everything was ok but what's the most amazing -- there are 2 very helpful, nice and communicative girls at the reception desk." … "Pity - The owner of the hostel needs to put someone else on the front desk. I told him that he was a bit abrupt on the phone. This was voiced in a very friendly and good-natured way to him. He started fighting with me because of this. I kept telling him over and over that I was not fighting, I was merely...
"We were going to stay here, but we were so rudely treated at reception that we left in a huff. Luckily the room had been booked but not paid in advance. The place looks like an overcrowded trailer park. Horibble owner and staff." … "… and River "Aare". You may use your own sleeping bags or rent one of our comfortable duvets for extra CHF 4.00 The practical luggage racks complete the rooms’ facilities. The toilets and showers...
"… offer you some favorable discounts on those elegant, famous Swiss watches etc. Hua Villa was built a century ago, protected by our community it boasts beautiful architectural features: a garden with a fish pond and beautiful trees to just sit under and enjoy the amazing purity of the fresh air whilst looking at the breath-taking panoramic view. We also have a Korean Chinese restaurant run by Mr Hong who is Korean who can help...
Interlaken Youth Hostel
"… pappardelle and sweet and sour apple slices or penne arrabbiata. The dishes are prepared right in front of guests in woks. A seasonal salad is included in the price (from CHF 14.00) as a starter with every main course. The complete menu comprises three courses – starter, main course and dessert - and costs CHF 17.50. For dessert guests can choose between different varieties of ice cream from the in-house ice cream parlour. 3a is...
AWA Heidis Hostel
"Bedbugs - I stayed there 3 weeks ago for one night because of a wedding and got really badly bitten by bedbugs. Even worse, I actually managed to take them home. It's a nightmare! It's true the lady really is nice, but the bedbugs make me wish I never ever stayed there!" … "… never want to leave.FREE KITCHEN FOR ALL GUESTS TO USE **for all reservations, any guest arriving after 22.00 or 10pm, please call us the day of arrival...
"… are two bathrooms with shower and bath, toilet and a washer and dryer. Each apartment offers a terrace or a large balcony overlooking the garden and the Jungfrau. The CityChalet is located just 200m from the town center of Interlaken in the middle of a large natural garden. The Interlaken West station is 400m and the next bus stop is 250m away, reachable in a 5 min walk. The next grocery store is just around the corner, plenty of...
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The Tent Village
"The Tent Village is open in the summer from 1st May 2012 to the end of September 2012 We offer relaxed style accommodation with private double and triples, and dormitory tents. Our tents are spacious inside and built on wooden bases. From the Tent Village you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Swiss Alps sitting in the jacuzzi, a hammock, at the bar, or simply stretched out on the grass. We have large parking spaces for cars, buses and large...
Walters Bed & Breakfast
"We've seen many good reviews about Walters B&B from many websites and thought this hostel would be the right choice for our first time in Switzerland. On the day we traveled to Switzerland, our flight was delayed from Heathrow airport due to the haze hazard. After we reached Switzerland, we tried to contact Walter to inform him about our delay knowing that the last check-in time was 8 p.m., but no one picks up the phone. By the time we...
Katys Lodge B&B
"… stroll of the town center and 1 minutes walk to a Migros grocery store. Our Hearty FREE Breakfast: Swiss breads, Toast bread, Muesli, Cornflakes, Yoghurt, Butter, Jam,Nutella, Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate. FREE Internet stationFREE wireless lan FREE self-catering guest kitchen with microwave, kettle, refridgerater and rice cooker FREE coffee and teas (self service in our guest kitchen) FREE town map, train...
Hotel De la Paix
"… is the collection of antique clocks which grace the lounges and the dining-room. Our emphasis is on personal attention - we will be pleased to help you plan your next excursion. We are small and special, so don\'t wait too long to reserve your room! We look forward to welcoming you next summer! Family Etterli. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before arrival Check In: 12.30 pm Check Out: 11.00 am Method...
"… facilities like cable TV, shower/ bath & wc, wifi, music, room service & parking. Include breakfast Indian or Continental. Indian Village has 2 fine dining restaurant Veg & Non veg. & bar. Garden terrace for drinks & cocktail. We do an Indian Buffet everyday with 11 different varieties We organize special evening events every month. We are always open for any special arrangement or service. Please...
Holiday Restaurant Lehmatta
"… is in an old typical Swiss chalet building with restaurant underneath. We welcome you to breakfast from 9.00 am on. If you were to have an excursion to which you needed to leave early in the morning, early morning breakfast can be organized. Evening meal can always be discussed concerning the time and menu. We can cater for your needs, whether you would like to taste local Swiss cuisine or even French. Lehmatta is open the...
Hotel Blume / El Azteca
"You will find a small, cosy, family run hotel with 14 reasonably priced and tastefully decorated rooms, located in the centre of Interlaken, in the pedestrian zone 'Jungfraustrasse'. You can reach us within 5 minutes on foot, from the West Station or leave your car parked in our hotel parking spaces." … "In the centre of Interlaken, in the pedestrian zone 'Jungfraustrasse'. You can reach the hotel within 5 minutes on foot from the West...
"… offers you everything to make your stay with us agreeable as possible. The Gasthof Schönegg is a typical Swiss Chalet Low Budget Hotel. Rustic rooms on today's standards. Large terrace with a panoramic view. Good swiss food in a cosy atmosphere. Goldswil, near Interlaken, is an ideal starting point for the Jungfrau and lake Brienz region. The absolute "highlight"? A trip to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, at 3454 meters Europe's...
Waldhotel Budget Hotel
"… the boss and his wife work hard personally to please their guests. The Chalet is specially attractive for younger people looking for activities like all the adventure-sports and sight-seeing. The management is always willing to give you local advice for activities etc. Breakfast and Taxes are included in the room rates. CANCELLATION POLICY: If canceled up to 18:00 on the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If canceled...
"We are a beautiful hotel located amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland. 7 Reasons why you should stay at the Hirschen ! - The Convenient Location - The Excellent View - The Historical Surroundings: the Hirschen is from 1666 - The Exquisite Cuisine - The Restaurant: Typical Swiss and cosy atmosphere. - The Comfortable Accomodation: each room is decorated in Swiss decor with private bathrooms - cable TV - radio - -...
"… guest card. The Restaurant Rustica is popular for its specialties of grilled local meat, its famous Rösti potatoes, cheese fondue, raclette and other local dishes. The Pizzeria with the covered garden-terrace has the same basic menus in addition to pizza and pasta. Enjoy a local Rugenbräu beer on tap or a fine glass of wine, while meeting the locals in our bar. We also offer the popular "Tavern Special", a 4-course menu served...
"… have a celebration coming up? Our hotel offers banquet and seminar facilities for up to 150 persons. Conference planners will find suitable venues for the organization of their event or seminar, as well as the necessary infrastructure. Our 'Chruez Chaeller' is the perfect setting for a fine cocktail reception or special events (weddings, anniversaries, etc.) Enjoy the tradional Swiss atmosphere in our 'Dorfbeiz'. Enjoy the...
Hotel Rössli Interlaken
"Hotel Rössli, nestling in the old quarter of Unterseen near Interlaken, is a popular base for holidays in Switzerland’s beautiful Bernese Oberland. Our hotel offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, a central location, a stylish yet cosy ambiance and attractive rooms to suit all tastes. Rooms with balconies have views of the snow-clad Jungfrau and the Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe at 3454 metres above sea level!" … "…...
"The Hotel Seeburg is the ideal point of departure for sporting activities and excursions in the Bernese Oberland. It offers guests a unique opportunity to explore a world of unspoiled nature and some of the region’s most delightful destinations. A wonderful view on the lake and the mountains from Jungfrau region, magnificent garden with solarium and terrace restaurant (walking, bathing, etc.)." … "… insulating window...
5th Floor at Hotel Interlaken
"… the local brewery in the Kloster Lounge & Bar. Furthermore the hotel offers 2 terraces and a garden, which is perfect for relaxation in the summer. -Total of 10 rooms, 2 with en-suite bath room and 8 with shared shower and WC in the hallway. -Electric kettle with free coffee and tea. -Washbasin. -Hairdryer. -flat screen TV -Free internet corner. -All rooms are non-smoking. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2...
"… translates into Mountainlodge) Niederhorn was totally renovated in 2010. The rooms were gently renovated, keeping the classic feel of a Mountainlodge with lots of sanded wood combined with modern accessories.We have Private Rooms (Double or Twin) that all have a Washbasin inside with shared Bathrooms. For Travellers with a smaller Budget we have a Dorm-Room that sleeps 20. Adjoining the Dormroom there are 4 Bunkbed Rooms. All Rooms...
"… traditional swiss food. Once you checked-in the hotel you get a free bus pass for the Interlaken area. Nice garden with a view to the surrounding Bernese Alps and the Jungfrau. Surroundings: Airfield 10-15 minutes walk (Greenfield-Festival and other big events); Interlaken Casino 10 minutes walk; William Tell Openair Theatre 3 minutes walk; Train station (Wilderswil) to go the Jungfrau Region (e.g. Jungfraujoch Top of Europe,...
Interlaken Travel Tips & Suggestions
Interlaken is the place to be if you're into extreme sports. It's the ideal base for hiking up the Alps or trips to Jungfraujoch and the surrounding valleys such as Lauterbrunnen. I was lucky enough to be in town for the two-hundredth Unspunnen festival -- a unique cultural experience. Come to Interlaken with plenty of adrenaline -- and cash! It's very expensive, as is the country as a whole.
Interlaken is the bomb.
My friend and I enjoyed a gondola ride up one of the mountains to a beautiful hotel where we ate lunch and hiked around the forest area. We enjoyed nice October weather and had a great time with the Oktoberfest tents and its people.
Interlaken is a really nice place specially in summer. Like other touristy area, Interlaken has various bars, cafes, and branded stores. But if you are looking for natural-real Swiss thing, try to catch some of the small villages surrounding it. Leissigen (4 minutes by regional train from Interlaken) is a worth place to see. Dont worry, almost everyone can speak English.
The best thing about Interlaken is it's vicinity to some of the most beautiful mountain senery around. Spend some time meandering in town maybe catch a great dinner at one of the many restaurants then get out of town and go explore those beautiful Alps. Interlaken is your bigger town in the mountains, offering what the smaller mountain towns don't.
Switzerland is a place that is not to be missed. Absolutely one of the most beautiful on the planet. Interlaken is the town to visit as most others are boring shopping malls. This place has everything for a really nice rest in between big cities as well as some of the most amazing outdoor activites you could imagine.
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